AMBAG’s public participation plan, released in draft form
Feburary, 2011, includes a description of a 2007 public
consultation process investigating how to involve more of the
public in transportation-related decision making and a summary of
the input received.
BCAG’s public participation plan, last amended in August 22,
2010, describes how the agency uses committees made up of
affected and underserved community members to advise their
transportation planning processes, and includes links to websites
where anyone interested can download extensive archived documents
related to transportation planning.
This draft of Fresno COG’s public participation plan, last
amended in October of 2009, lists 6 six objectives for involving
the public in creating Fresno’s Regional Transportation Plan
(RTP) and a list of criteria that the COG will use to determine
how well the MPO is meeting these goals. The plan also describes
nine specific outreach strategies that the agency will employ to
develop the agencies 2011 RTP.
KCOG’s public participation plan, adopted in May of 2006 and
currently being revised, includes a list of best practice
strategies to ensure broad public participation from the
beginning of a planning process and a detailed description of the
outreach strategies that the agency has used to date.
KCAG’s public participation plan, adopted in January of 2008,
describes public outreach techniques that have been used by this
non-urban county and provides a brief summary of input collected
from a 2007 survey of interested residents on how and when the
agency could most effectively involve the pubic in their
Madera County Transportation Commission’s public participation
plan, adopted in May of 2007, identifies five performance
measures and quantifiable indicators for each measure to be used
in regularly evaluating the agencies public involvement efforts.
MCAG’s public participation plan, updated in draft for August,
2011, includes an extensive list of participation strategies that
staff use on a case-by-case basis as well as a list of the
agencies nine policies on public participation.
The current version of MTC’s public participation plan, adopted
in December 15, 2010, includes a summary of very insightful and
useful findings about the best ways to involve the public in the
agency’s decision making processes based on extensive research
conducted in 2007.
SACOG’s plan, adopted June 2011, requires program managers to
clearly define public involvement purpose, objectives and target
populations (A.1), and to incorporate traditional and grassroots
outreach methods to help ensure comprehensive public input (A.3).
The plan also calls for direct or consolidated responses to those
commenting on the MTP or MTIP, explaining how comments were
considered and shared with project staff and decision makers
(A.8).In addition to required public participation, sections B.1
through B.10 describe discretionary outreach and involvement
activities including interactive citizen planners workshops
(B.2), special advisory committees (B.3), and public attitude
SJCOG’s public participation plan, adopted in May of 2011,
includes a detailed description of methods used by the agency to
build public awareness about issues under consideration, and of
strategies being used seek input from traditionally underserved
groups such as low income and minority residents.
SANDAG’s public participation plan, last updated in December
of 2009, lists eleven overarching guidelines and principles the
agency follows when seeking public participation input into
regional planning. The plan also includes guidelines for
conducting outreach and soliciting public involvement in project
development and program planning, and other public participation
guidelines specific to capital project design and construction
and in setting fares for transit services.
SLOCOG’s public participation plan, last amended in April 2010,
includes a ten page description of public involvement techniques
that may be used by the agency to educate the public and gather
input. The plan also includes a useful appendix about strategies
to work effectively with specific media outlets to keep the
SBCAG’s public participation plan, approved in December of 2007,
includes a description of the agency’s public education and
outreach activities, including lists of media outlets,
organizations serving environmental justice (typically
underserved) communities, and resource agencies that SBCAG
communicates with. The plan is prefaced by recommendations from
California State Department of Parks and Recreation District
Superintendent Richard Rojas on ways to effectively and
inclusively involve the public in agency decision making.
Shasta County RPA’s public participation plan, adopted in April
of 2008, includes a list of 25 strategies for effective public
participation used by the agency to ensure that all interested
parties are provided reasonable opportunities for participation
in the transportation planning process.
StanCOG’s public participation plan, draft version dated May
2011, includes descriptions of methods used by the agency to
raise public awareness and to effectively encourage involvement
of underserved and transit dependant residents in transportation
TMPO’s public participation plan, adopted in May of 2008,
includes a description of the four-pronged approach that this
agency serving Lake Tahoe Basin residents in California and
Nevada used to develop an effective public participation plan,
and a summary of the input collected from affected residents and
cooperating agencies on best public involvement strategies for
This is the final version TCAG’s public participation plan,
adopted April 20, 2009, which describes agency goals related
to public participation in regional transportation planning and
lists procedures to be used to achieve these goals in preparing a
Regional Transportation Plan and a Federal Transportation